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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Terror suspects with potential al-Qaeda links arrested

Last night when I heard that terror suspects had been arrested, I wondered whatever could those Christian extremists be up to? Imagine my surprise when I learned that the suspects are more likely Muslims. Go figure.

Three terror suspects have now been arrested. They were, apparently, in possession of schematics and bomb parts, including more than 50 circuit boards that could have been used to detonate electronic devices remotely.

Havi Mohammad Alizadeh, Misbahuddin Ahmed and Khurram Syed Sher are alleged by authorities to have conspired with James Lara, Rizgar Alizadeh, Zakaria Mamosta and other “persons unknown” to faciliate a “terrorist activity.”

The three men arrested are alleged to be part of a terrorist group as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada. It is believed they conspired with people located in Iran, Afghanistan, Dubai and Pakistan to facilitate a terrorist offense—this according to court documents. Apparently, the men intended to commit a violent terrorist act and had amassed extensive terrorist literature.

Moreover, the suspected ringleader of the conspiracy allegedly attended terrorist training camps in the Pakistan and Afghanistan region and may have links to al-Qaeda.

Considering recent events—the bombing attempt in New York City’s Times Square and the shooting at the military base at Fort Hood, Texas—its not a stretch to assume this latest plot indicates those with a certain Islamic extremist ideology have targets in North America lined up in their jihadist sights.

I keep hearing from progressives on television talk shows like the Michael Coren Show how all religions have dangerous extremists. Funny, though, that whenever there is an arrest on terrorism charges the suspects almost always are Muslims. Coincidence? I think not.

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